IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. Like its predecessors, the GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. Certiport is committed to providing a truly global standard, and as digital standards and requirements advance, so does IC3. Best of all, because IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills.

GS5 Objective Domains

Common features

  • Shortcuts
  • Reviewing
  • Selecting
  • Cut/copy/paste
  • Views
  • Graphic modification

Word processing

  • Formatting
  • Layout
  • Fonts
  • Saving
  • Printing
  • Tables
  • Productivity

Spreadsheets

  • Common terms
  • Insert/delete
  • Modify cells
  • Functions/formulas
  • Charts
  • Formatting and manipulating data
  • Tables

Databases

  • Basic concepts
  • Metadata

App culture

  • Obtaining apps
  • Genres
  • Uses

Presentations

  • File types
  • Views
  • Slide management
  • Effects
  • Animations
  • Software
  • Design

Databases

  • Basic concepts
  • Metadata

Mobile Devices

  • Using cell phones
  • Voicemail
  • SMS
  • Notifications

Backup and Restore
File Sharing

Hardware

  • Device types
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Platforms
  • Compatibility
  • Internet
  • Configurations

Computer Software Architecture

  • OS and updates
  • Preferences
  • Users
  • File management
  • Navigation
  • Software installation
  • Troubleshooting

Cloud Computing

  • Concepts
  • Utilization
  • Web apps

Security

  • Credentials
  • Browsing
  • Anti-virus
  • Firewalls
  • e-Commerce safety

Internet navigation

  • Usage
  • Searching
  • Browser functionality
  • Common terms
  • Licensing

Common functionality

  • Websites
  • Navigation
  • Click types

Email clients

  • Applications
  • Etiquette
  • Email management
  • Attachments
  • Contacts

Calendaring

  • Events
  • Sharing
  • Usage

Social media

  • Digital identity
  • Site types
  • Cyber bullying

Communications

  • Tools
  • SMS
  • Chat
  • Distance

Online conferencing
Streaming
Digital principles/ethics/skills/citizenship

  • Changes in tech
  • Personal vs professional